Born in 1950 in Basel, Bernard Guillot is a French photographer and painter, he moves between Massif Central and Egypt to live.
His work is filled with impressionist, symbolic and mystical influences. Bernard Guillot avoids the decorative trends, through a minimalist approach and refined colors. Through his creations, the artist gives a lot of importance to water, pond, lake or a river, he comes across these during his travels. Nature is bewitching and poetic. The artist has developed a taste for the wonderful, enigmatic and timeless aspects, he digs them deeper with a play on shadows and reflections...His gray shades are mind blowing. His works highlight the unfathomable and the ethereal. "What does this blue oval symbolize, floating in the middle of the page? this flower? this heart? Nothing and everything at the same time, whatever we want. His paintings are extremely seducing, and are like an open book, waiting to be analyzed. There are as many possible interpretations. Bernard Guillot has a major asset, this poetic generosity he has to offer", says the Frédéric Moisan gallery..
Bernard Guillot is well known abroad, due to the works he exhibits in Paris, New York, Cairo...His work was honored by a gold medal in drawing at the biennial in Alexandria in 1984, a grant from the Villa Medicis in 1985 and his monograph catalog. The Pavillon Blanc (Ed Filigranes) received the Nadar prize in 2003. His works are part of various collections, these include, Art moderne museum in Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Fonds NationalArt contemporain, Art moderne museum in Nice, Bibliothèque Nationale, American University in Cairo and various private collections.